A common scene in Red Deer after Tuesday’s wind storm. (Photo by Jeff Stokoe/Advocate staff)

400 properties still without power, could continue for 48 more hours: City of Red Deer

State of emergency continues

Power outages continue to affect 400 properties in Red Deer and the state of local emergency is still in effect, the City of Red Deer said in an update issued at 8 a.m. Thursday.

Portions of the following areas may continue without power for up to 48 more hours:

• Vanier Woods

• Area in Riverside Drive

• Area in Glendale

• Area in South Hill

• Parkland School

• Some additional small pockets of the city are also without power

The city is asking anyone without power in an area other than Vanier Woods to report it to by calling 403-342-8111.

“We have seen so many residents reaching out to help each other in tough situations, whether they are helping to clear debris or offering space in their fridge to keep groceries from spoiling,” Craig Curtis, Emergency Operations Director, said in a statement.

“We encourage everyone to continue helping neighbours, family and friends during this difficult time,”

City recreation facilities continue to offer support to residents during normal business hours. Residents can drop in to the Collicutt Centre, G.H. Dawe Community Centre, Recreation Centre or Michener Aquatic Centre to shower, connect to Wi-Fi or charge cell phones and other devices.

Trails and parks within the Waskasoo Park system remain closed Thursday, with exception of:

• River Bend Golf and Recreation Area is open; however, the pitch and putt area is closed.

• Discovery Canyon

• Oxbows Dog Off Leash Park

• Great Chief Park

In addition, there may be some scheduled events or activities that need to be cancelled but the city does not know yet what that may look like. “We will continue to update groups that have scheduled activities where they are impacted.”

Residents can get up-to-date information on the city’s website at www.reddeer.ca, by calling 403-342-8111 during this event or by following the city on Facebook and Twitter. People are asked to call or 403-342-8111 if they require assistance as a result of the power outage.

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